Johannes Sixt <> writes:

> Am 4/22/2013 11:24, schrieb Matthieu Moy:
>> Following the discussion on "merge with uncommited changes" inside the
>> "git pull --autostash" thread, I did a bit of testing, and encountered a
>> case with silent data loss. In short: merge a branch introducing changes
>> to a file. If the file has been renamed in the current branch, then "git
>> merge" follows the rename and brings changes to the renamed file, but
>> uncommited changes in this file are overriden silently.
> Can you check whether your case is already covered by one of:
>   git grep expect_failure t/*merge*

Indeed, it's already here:

test_expect_failure 'will not overwrite unstaged changes in renamed file' '
        git reset --hard c1 &&
        git mv c1.c other.c &&
        git commit -m rename &&
        cp important other.c &&
        git merge c1a &&
        test_cmp important other.c

Matthieu Moy
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